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Colleen M Cowperthwait

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Adult Psychiatry & Psychology
2213 Elba Street, Durham, NC 27705

Selected Publications

The Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder

Chapter · January 26, 2018 Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is characterized by pervasive and often debilitating difficulties in the emotional, behavioral, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and cognitive spheres. This chapter reviews the available psychotherapies for BPD in terms o ... Full text Cite

Parental relationships and behavioral approach system dysregulation in young adults with bipolar disorder.

Journal Article J Clin Psychol · April 2015 OBJECTIVES: Expressed emotion (EE), or the presence of criticism/hostility/emotional overinvolvement in a family relationship, predicts poorer outcomes in bipolar disorder; however, the mechanism of this is unclear. The present study investigated whether, ... Full text Link to item Cite

Sleep disturbance in euthymic bipolar patients.

Journal Article J Psychopharmacol · August 2012 Sleep disturbance is a common feature during mood episodes in bipolar disorder. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of such symptoms among euthymic bipolar patients, and their association with risk for mood episode recurrence. A cohort ... Full text Link to item Cite

Benzodiazepine use and risk of recurrence in bipolar disorder: a STEP-BD report.

Journal Article J Clin Psychiatry · February 2010 OBJECTIVE: Benzodiazepines are widely prescribed to patients with bipolar disorder, but their impact on relapse and recurrence has not been examined. METHOD: We examined prospective data from a cohort of DSM-IV bipolar I and II patients who achieved remiss ... Full text Link to item Cite

BAS and BIS in assessment of bipolar disorder

Conference BIPOLAR DISORDERS · June 1, 2009 Link to item Cite